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Apr
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Does anybody remember when Verizon started deploying batches of new LTE markets by the week? Well, it seems that AT&T wants to be in on some of that action. Earlier this month, the second largest carrier launched a string of new sites with the promise of several more to come this summer. As of today, new or expanded coverage came to 20 more locations.

  • Alabama
    • Huntsville
  • Arizona
    • Phoenix (East Mesa and Sun City)
    • Tucson (Oro Valley)
  • Arkansas
    • Monticello
    • Mountain Home
  • Florida
    • Lake City
    • Ocala
  • Louisiana
    • Shreveport / Bossier City
  • Michigan
    • Lansing
  • Mississippi
    • Gulfport / Biloxi
  • New Hampshire
    • Manchester (Nashua)
  • North Carolina
    • Henderson
  • Pennsylvania
    • Mechanicsburg
  • Tennessee
    • Chattanooga
  • Texas
    • Athens
    • Corsicana
    • Huntsville
    • Nacogdoches / Lufkin
    • Paris
  • Washington
    • Centralia

This comes in addition to a 12 other sites that went live over the last couple of weeks.

  • Colorado
    • Denver (Golden and Lakewood)
  • Indiana
    • Kokomo
  • Kentucky
    • Shelbyville
  • Louisiana
    • Metairie
  • Michigan
    • Flint
  • Mississippi
    • Oxford (Batesville along Highway 6, Sardis and South Oxford)
  • Missouri
    • Springfield
  • Oklahoma
    • Cushing
  • South Carolina
    • Florence
  • Virginia
    • Petersburg
  • West Virginia
    • Morgantown
  • Wyoming
    • Cheyenne

While Verizon and AT&T will be shoring up their LTE coverage maps over the next few months, Sprint and T-Mobile are still pretty quiet about plans for expansion. However, with both smaller carriers about to gain access to more money and spectrum, we can probably expect an explosion of similar announcements to start by the end of the year.

Source: PR Newswire

Cody Toombs
Cody is a Software Engineer and Writer with a mildly overwhelming obsession with smartphones and the mobile world. If he’s been pulled away from the computer for any length of time, you might find him talking about cocktails and movies, sometimes resulting in the consumption of both.

  • Nick Hilliard

    As of this morning, I'm also seeing LTE in Elizabethtown, KY

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/cody-toombs/ Cody Toombs

      Really good chance that testing has started up in your area. From what I've seen (purely anecdotal), most places go from testing to official in about 4 months. A bit less for small and easily covered areas, a bit more for difficult and heavily populated spots. Judging by a lot of the new AT&T sites this month, I think most deployments are targeting cities within close proximity to major markets. That probably includes you, being ~35 miles outside of Louisville.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      What Cody says is correct, but it's also possible you managed to attenuate to an LTE tower that is *just* out of range. The phone will scan for LTE at a given moment, and during that brief time, the signal will just barely be within the connection threshold, and it will connect. I've had this happen before on multiple networks - the signal can be so weak that even touching the phone can flip the connection back to 3G.

      Radios work in mysterious ways, and this kind of behavior is usually a method of 'anticipating' that you're entering an LTE coverage zone, since the phone is supposed to aggressively seek LTE signal.

      • Nick Hilliard

        I haven't been able to check speeds yet, but my phone "shows" LTE at work and at home, but it goes in and out. Either way, it means stable LTE is coming

  • http://twitter.com/SHANKSTHECLOWN Shanks the Clown

    I've had LTE for over a year! With Verizon.. At&t throttled me

  • Geoff Johnson

    New Hampshire is finally getting some love!

  • Peter Oliver

    Didn't Sprint just light up a whole slew of new LTE areas recently? I don't get why your posts suggests they haven't.

  • gspida

    I live as far east of Mesa as you can get and was really just never expecting to get LTE out here but to my surprise I am confirming LTE in my house as of right now. Awesome. Now if I could only figure out how to get google to put fiber here lol.

  • http://twitter.com/BoB1673 BoB1673

    found out i get LTE here in springfield ohio was a nice surprise coming out of work

  • JG

    Anyone know how Verizon's LTE compares to AT&T's HSPA+? Am thinking I may need to reconsider my "Verizon is the only game in town" stance & consider switching... Could be nice to be able to actually get a real Nexus device... I'd lose my unlimited data, but I'm usually under 2GB/month anyway, so ... Could be an acceptable loss if I could just get a new Nexus direct from Google each year for $350 instead of having to pay $600+ to Verizon & still have to wait months for a possible upgrade...